A Russian notice aircraft flew over mixed federal
buildings in Washington DC during a low altitude on Wednesday
afternoon, according to
The Russian Air Force craft passed over a US Capitol,
Pentagon, Joint Base Andrews, CIA, Camp David, and a
tip supervision fort called Mount Weather, CNN
The flyby, however, was totally legal and in
suitability with a 1992 Treaty on Open Skies, that lets
countries that are partial of a agreement to surveil a other
member countries from a air, Politico reported, citing
a State Department.
In a final 15 years, a US and Russia have finished this a
total 165 times, Politico said.
“The missions occur on a semi-routine basis,” a Pentagon
central told Politico. “They customarily come in and they list
out what locations they wish to fly over … We put together the
moody devise and with a few exceptions — safety-wise or
weather-wise — they are authorised to fly over flattering most the
The Russian plane, a Tupolev Tu-154M, that is same to
municipal airliner, flew during about 3,700 feet and has a ability
to take aerial photographs, control thermal imaging, and can
even gather comprehension signals, CNN said.
The flyby happened as tensions between a US and Russia
continue to deteriorate.
The US recently approved another turn of
sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea and
nosiness in a 2016 US presidential election.
The Kremlin after responded to a sanctions
by expelling 755
US diplomats, and even locking them
out of one embassy building before they could get their
The same craft is also scheduled to fly over where Trump is
vacationing in Bedminster, NJ between 5 pm and 6 pm, CNN